The Booker Prize is one of the best-known literary prizes for writing fiction, short stories. and novels in English.
The first International Booker Prize was awarded in 1969.
This year, for the first time, an Indian writer, Gitanjali Shri, has won the coveted International Booker Prize.
The book 'Tomb of Sand' has been translated from Hindi to English by Daisy Rockwell.
“Tomb of Sand is the first book originally written in any Indian language to win the International Booker Prize.
The book originally published in Hindi as Ret Samadhi.
The book, which depicts the life of an 80-year-old woman, "an exciting protest against ..........
the destructive effects of the border, regardless of religion, country or gender".
“I never dreamt of the Booker, I never thought I could. What a huge recognition, I’m amazed, delighted, honoured and humbled,” said Geetanjali Shree, in her acceptance speech.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the prize was a "wonderful recognition".